Research: Are Aging Biases Among Doctors Disappearing?

Research at the University of California San Diego Study: 

Aging Biases Among Medical Students and Self-Aged Image Intervention


The purpose of this study was to assess whether medical students have age biases by using the Age Implicit Association Test (IAT).  An intervention of a photo of each selected participant was aged using AprilAge's age-progression software, April ®. The photos of each participant were aged to the image of an older adult of approximately 72 years old. Each participant was tested again using the Age IAT to see if the intervention had any effect on his or her aging biases. Overall, there was no significant difference detected between  the intervention and control group based on the repeat Age Implicit Association Test (IAT) scores when compared to the initial Age IAT scores.

Read full study here.